June 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on June 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1283 - Mediterranean Sea, close to the Island of Malta: Roger de Llúria beats the Angevins in the Combat de Malta.

1969 - Els Castellers de Barcelona raise its first castell, a Pilar de 4, in Vendrell.

2004 - Barcelona: Òmnium Cultural awards the Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes to Joan Francesc Mira.

2013 - Barcelona: The documentary Ciutat Morta screens for the first time at the form Palau del Cinema, renamed Cinema Patrícia Heras.

Births

1873 - Monòver, el Vinalopó Mitjà: José Augusto Trinidad Martínez Ruiz, més conegut com a Azorín, Valencian writer and journalist.

1908 - Os de Balaguer, Noguera, Lleida: Leandre Cristòfol, Catalan sculptor, considered one of the pioneers of surrealist sculpture in Catalonia.

1952 - Barcelona: Emilio Pérez de Rozas, Catalan journalist.

1976 - Tortosa: Montse Castellà Espuny, singer-songwriter and social activist.

Deaths

1976 - Matadepera, Vallès Occidental: Ricard Marlet i Saret, Catalan woodcutter, painter and sculptor.

Festivals and Commemorations





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